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New Hough housing seeks affordability

As market-rate housing developments continue to be built in Hough, this east-side Cleveland neighborhood is facing a challenge it hasn’t had to deal with for a century — remaining affordable. To that end, two new developments are moving forward to offer up to 160 workforce housing units plus a few retailers/restaurants that will offer jobs and services to those new residents. Those would add to hundreds more that were recently completed, are under construction or planned in response to strong job growth in and near University Circle.

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Plans for $49M renovation, expansion of convention center revealed

Plans for renovating, expanding and converting the ill-fated Global Center for Health Innovation into additional meeting and event spaces for the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland were made publicly available this week. They were released ahead of their scheduled review Thursday by the Cleveland Landmarks Commission. Those plans show Cuyahoga County would increase the size of the 120,000-square-foot, former global center, aka Medical Mart, by more than 23,000 square feet.

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New Bridgeworks design wins support

Plans for building an apartment-hotel tower called Bridgeworks at the west end of the Detroit-Superior Bridge appear to be back on track after the development team made some design changes. Those changes allowed the project to win unanimous support yesterday from the Ohio City Design-Review Committee. The same committee last month sent the project back to the drawing board.

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Rockefeller garage demolition opens door for major development

Shortly before Cleveland Landmarks Commission approved the renovation of the neglected 116-year-old Rockefeller Building, it unanimously allowed the demolition of the century-old garage behind it. The potentially dynamic combination of those two actions received only a brief mention during today’s commission hearing.

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